The Magazine of The Evangelical Lutheran Church in America


The Lego Movie

The Lego Movie

Christopher Miller directs this clever, creative and zany animated parable about the spiritual perception that everyone is special and deserving of respect, love and trust.

Everyone in Bricksburg works for a gigantic organization that demands conformity. When Emmet, an ordinary construction worker, is deemed to be the “Special” by Vitruvius, a blind seer, he sets out on a quest to save the world. A large band of comic book characters and superheroes join him. 

There are many spiritual messages in this family film. Every person is special. You can find creative ways to follow instructions. It’s cool to be part of a team and community. Even bad guys are capable of doing amazing things. “Everything Is Awesome” (the movie’s theme song) in the world around us: objects, jobs, people, relationships (Warner Bros, PG — action, rude humor).


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